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'Wonder Emporium' Star Natalie Portman: How far can she climb?

November 27, 2007

Clear-eyed and quick witted, Natalie Portman manages to keep it together when she’s had every opportunity to fall apart. Currently starring with Dustin Hoffman in Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Portman isn’t cocky about surviving the fame that came with her early start as a child actor and the undeniable avalanche of media frenzy that followed her Star Wars moments. Good for her. Instead of asking, ‘How Lohan can she go?’ Most want to know, ‘How far can Portman can climb?’ She’s an exception. So when you want to know, what’s the matter with former kid actors these days? Answer it by saying, ‘Not much if you use Portman as a guide.'

“And there’s this crazy thing that almost all the actresses working today in my age range started out as kids,” reports Portman.
Some have managed to keep it farily steady such as Reese Witherspoon, Clare Danes, Kiera Knightley Christina Ricci, Scarlett Johansson and and Kirsten Dunst. Others such as Lohan and Spears have infamously spun out of control.

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